Category Archives: Garden Inspiration & Ideas

Plant ideas and inspiration for your garden and patio

Our pick of the best New Zealand Gardens

Main features of New Zealand Gardens: When thinking about New Zealand, the first things that may spring to mind are the endless green landscapes, synonymous with Tolkien’s mystical world or perhaps it’s the infamous adrenaline-fuelled activities on offer for thrill-seekers. … Continue reading

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Magnificent Gunnera Manicata (Chilean Rhubarb or Giant Rhubarb) – an architectural gem

We wanted to share these stunning examples of how striking this South American native can look when grown here in the UK. Gunnera Manicata (more commonly known as Chilean Rhubarb or Giant Rhubarb) is a reasonably hardy perennial with a … Continue reading

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Plants for Pollinators: Helping Bees & other Pollinating Insects

Nothing evokes that summer feeling quite like the gentle buzz of a busy bumble bee, happily gathering nectar and pollen.  Yet we are all sadly aware of the serious decline in numbers of our precious pollinators (honey bees, wild bees, … Continue reading

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Australian Plants for UK gardens: Recreate the Outback in Your Garden

You may be surprised to hear that it is relatively easy and hassle-free to bring the Outback out-back! Tweet

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Rhododendrons in the Woodland Garden

April/May/June sees one of the showiest displays in the UK – in both gardens and in the wild. For during these months the Rhododendrons are in flower. These extravagant blooms, indigenous to the Himalayas, were originally taken around the world … Continue reading

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